Archive for the Event Tips Category

Archive for the ‘Event Tips’ Category

Creative Bridal Shower Theme Ideas

Posted on: February 28th, 2017 by Showroom on Hubbard No Comments

Since we’ve opened The Showroom on Hubbard, we’ve had the honor of hosting a variety of bridal showers, filled with mimosa bars, all-night dance parties, and even a religious contract signing. We thought it would be a great idea to share some other interesting shower themes that you can incorporate into the next shower you plan. In fact, you can use these themes for just about any celebration you plan! We know we’re going to.

Be sure to scroll down to see our theme roundup below. If you’d like to host your next shower or event with us, please don’t hesitate to contact us here.

Tea Party Shower

Don your best high-brow outfit, break out those vintage place settings, and get ready to overindulge in scones and cucumber sandwiches. A tea party themed shower is ideal for that bride who wants a classy experience for her guests. Remember, pinkies up!

Green Bridal Shower

Hosting a bridal shower with a low carbon footprint is perfect for that eco-conscious bride-to-be. Send out invitations by email, encourage guests to wrap gifts using recycled paper, and give out succulents as favors. This party will be a simple way to spread awareness and make a positive impact on the environment.

Parisian Bridal Shower

Transport your Francophile bride-to-be to Paris! All you need is some Édith Piaf music, macarons, and glasses of champagne, and you’ll feel as if you’re relaxing on the Champs Elysées.

Charity Bridal Shower

Instead of a traditional gift, guests are asked to bring a donation to a chosen charity. Whether the gift is winter clothing, toys for children, or even money, it can make a powerful difference for those in need.

Crafting Bridal Shower

For the bride who wants to satisfy her inner maker, a crafting bridal shower is just what she’ll crave. You can paint canvases, make bath bombs, or create personalized perfume; the ideas are endless. Plus, the craft can double as a party favor!

Five Tips for Your Green Event

Posted on: April 18th, 2016 by Showroom on Hubbard No Comments

With Earth Day coming up this Friday, we thought it would be timely to share some simple ways to be kind to the environment during your next event. Whether you’re holding an eco-friendly wedding, a sustainable corporate meeting, or a green bridal shower or party, these are some great initiatives you can use to make sure your event has a positive impact on your guests, as well as the environment.

2016-04-13 Amazing Edibles + The Showroom on Hubbard | Business Open House Chicago, IL Photographs at the Open House showcasing the Showroom on Hubbard and Amazing Edibles Catering's delicious food. #theshowroomonhubbard #amazingediblescatering #chicagovenue #chicagowedding Amazing Edibles Catering http://cateramazing.com/ The Showroom on Hubbard http://showroomonhubbard.com/ ©2016 Angela Garbot Photo Credit: Angela B. Garbot Personal/Media Use Copyright Angela Garbot Photography http://www.AngelaGarbot.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/agarbot Twitter: @PhotosByGarbot LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/AngelaGarbotPhotography 773.383.8858 | angie@angelagarbot.com

Amazing Edibles + The Showroom on Hubbard | Business Open House
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1. Use locally sourced, seasonal food, along with reusable dishes, utensils, and napkins. If paper products are the only option, be sure to purchase ones that are FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) or SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) certified, or choose ones that contain at least 50% recycled content.

2. Provide a water cooler rather than individual bottles of water, and avoid other individually packaged items

3. Find previously used décor to incorporate into your event or donate or reuse your décor afterward.

4. Skip the paper by sending online invitations through websites like Evite, Paperless Post, and Punchbowl. Also, reduce the amount of printed materials by going digital and sharing documents through email or through other online applications, including Google Docs and Dropbox.

2016-04-13 Amazing Edibles + The Showroom on Hubbard | Business Open House Chicago, IL Photographs at the Open House showcasing the Showroom on Hubbard and Amazing Edibles Catering's delicious food. #theshowroomonhubbard #amazingediblescatering #chicagovenue #chicagowedding Amazing Edibles Catering http://cateramazing.com/ The Showroom on Hubbard http://showroomonhubbard.com/ ©2016 Angela Garbot Photo Credit: Angela B. Garbot Personal/Media Use Copyright Angela Garbot Photography http://www.AngelaGarbot.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/agarbot Twitter: @PhotosByGarbot LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/AngelaGarbotPhotography 773.383.8858 | angie@angelagarbot.com

Amazing Edibles + The Showroom on Hubbard | Business Open House
Photo Credit: Angela Garbot Photography

5. Last but not least, choose an eco-conscious venue for your event, such as The Showroom on Hubbard! Here at The Showroom, all of our Reclaimed Table furniture is made from reclaimed or FSC certified wood. We’re also easily accessible by public transportation. Furthermore, we use all LED lighting, which reduces energy consumption, we recycle, and we have dual-flush toilets, which reduces water waste.

To learn more about how you can have your sustainable event with us, please contact us here.

Have any other ideas to green up your event? Let us know in the comments below!

Header image courtesy of Angela Garbot Photography.